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The Whitest Boy Alive – Dreams

20 06 2010

Listened: Thursday June 17

The Whitest Boy Alive is the latest band from Erlend Øye of Kings of Convenience. Where KOC are more acoustic and harmony based, the Whitest Boy Alive is very cool, groovy, and mellow. Almost jazzy.

I love Erlend – onstage he has the most understated charisma ever. Probably because he is Norwegian; I think it’s a Scandinavian thing. He’s very deadpan and soft spoken, but hilarious and ironic (and completely without malice). He is a great musician and songwriter as well, but I would pay to watch him read the phone book, because I am sure the commentary would be great.

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1 10 2010
Röyksopp – Melody A.M. « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] of my favorite songs ever. Remind Me is pretty good too; the vocals are done by fellow Norwegian Erlend Øye, which of course works […]

11 03 2011
The Whitest Boy Alive – Rules « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] is The Whitest Boy Alive’s follow-up to Dreams. It’s a lovely jazzy chill out or background album. It’s one of those albums that makes […]

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